Last week when it snowed IN TEXAS (I know right?!) I had a major craving for chicken noodle soup. I shared my bowl on Instagram and some of you were interested in the recipe. Since I didn't take good pictures the first time around, I had the perfect excuse to make this yummy dish again so I could snap a few pics to share with y'all.
A big ol' bowl of YUM right there. I promise you'll really love this. It's perfect any time, but especially on those cold nights when you just need a good, warm meal to warm your bones.
First, let's gather all of our necessary ingredients.
2 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
4 1/2 c. chicken broth
2 c. cooked pasta of your choice
5 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 carrots, chopped
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. black pepper
3 cloves of garlic
Now, let's get this soup going!
First, drizzle some olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add your garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Sauté for a few minutes until the onion is tender.
Add in the broth and season with basil, oregano and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Once it's boiling, turn heat to low and simmer, covered for 5 minutes.
Add in your pasta and bring to a boil.
Add chicken and leave on medium heat for 5-10 minutes to heat through.
Ladle into bowls, serve and enjoy!!
*I always boil my chicken and shred beforehand. I typically take 2 breasts, cut each in half, and boil for 15-20 minutes. Once they're cooled, I shred with 2 forks.
*You can use as many or as little veggies as you like. The celery and carrots come out to about a cup each. On the carrots, I don't use the whole carrots, I just use whatever I have on hand (which is usually carrot chips) and chop those up.
*For the onion, if it's mild, I may use a whole medium sized one. If it's strong (my eyes are badly watering), I'll only use a half of one.
*The usual noodle of choice for this soup is egg noodles. However, I prefer whole wheat pasta and couldn't find wheat egg noodles. The rotini has a similar substance as the egg noodle though.
*I usually always end up adding some chicken broth in the end. Once I get everything added in, and the pasta absorbs some of the broth, it usually needs more.
Let me know if you try this. I hope you enjoy!